Revontulet - the latest news

I had planned on launching the crowdfunding campaign for the Revontulet album at the end of September, but I've decided to delay it, at least a few months, as my progress with the album has slowed down somewhat, mainly as a consequence of my return to the studio with Marillion last month. 


Marillion will always be my first priority and focus so it's a case of me finding the free time over the next few months so I can move the album forward again. I really want this to be something very special. 


The pandemic has affected us all and I've focused a lot of my time and energy on being healthy and losing weight. It's been hard to maintain the creative momentum sometimes as it's a such a depressing situation we all face, but I am starting to feel positive about the future. Hopefully, we're not too far away from a vaccine being approved and made generally available and the world can slowly return to normal. I'm planning to release the album either before or after the summer next year (whichever one doesn't clash with the timetable of the new Marillion album). And I'm still hoping to have playbacks at various planetariums around the world if there's enough interest. 


I do appreciate the economic realities of how the pandemic has affected most people. I've created a survey to help me understand exactly what people would like in terms of content and format for the new album. I'm hoping to license some spectacular time-lapse video content but it is expensive, and if only a few people are interested in a Blue-ray release (with a photo book and 5.1 audio etc) due to the cost, then I'll reconsider that option. 


The response to the 'La Silla' track and the snippet from 'Moonrise over Paranal' has been phenomenal and I really want to create the best album possible. 


Here's the link for the survey, if you haven't already taken part 
https://form.typeform.com/to/vQSSrqm4 


And if you haven't heard anything yet 
La Silla https://youtu.be/opEQag_7HVg 
Moonrise over Paranal  https://youtu.be/g5C1T4N4Ws8 

You can buy the download of the full version of La Silla at https://steverothery.bandcamp.com/track/la-silla


Stay safe and sane and see you on the other side! 


Steve

12 comments

  • ELAINE FRANKS
    ELAINE FRANKS SHROPSHIRE ENGLAND
    Thank you for a prompt update on your forth coming album, I await further news,good luck in its progress

    Thank you for a prompt update on your forth coming album, I await further news,good luck in its progress

  • Stephan Brüninghoff
    Stephan Brüninghoff Germany
    Hi Steve! It's a great idea to do this survey. I find it very exciting to combine this space and earth themed album with a special album art and also a film content and the idea to perform or at least present the album in planetariums around the world. I can imagine through this it is possible to reach a new audience and get reports and interviews outside the classic music related magazines - and for the live performances a cover of Life On Mars or something from the Dark Side Of The Moon album would make fun too.

    Hi Steve!
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  • Marjo Mikkola
    Marjo Mikkola Jyväskylä, Finland
    Nice To hear your plans. I have To say that my eyes went wide open when I found out that your New albums name is revontulet. Can you tell me the story behind it? I have been listened Marillion since I was 13. Now I am 50 years old. 😂🙈 I which you all the Best! ❤️

    Nice To hear your plans. I have To say that my eyes went wide open when I found out that your New albums name is revontulet. Can you tell me the story behind it? I have been listened Marillion since I was 13. Now I am 50 years old. 😂🙈
    I which you all the Best! ❤️

  • Mike Hall
    Mike Hall Rugeley Staffs.
    I am sure both albums will be worth the wait Steve. Great to see you looking so well recently.

    I am sure both albums will be worth the wait Steve.
    Great to see you looking so well recently.

  • Gordon Graham
    Gordon Graham UK, Scotland
    Survey completed! Thanks for the opportunity to input to the shaping of the campaign - and potentially to the project goodies!

    Survey completed!
    Thanks for the opportunity to input to the shaping of the campaign - and potentially to the project goodies!

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